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Democracy Now! Friday, August 31, 2012


Published August 31, 2012


Friday, August 31, 2012 - 1st Hour
Headlines

3 Killed in New Jersey Shooting
Romney Accepts GOP Nomination
Justice Dept. Rejects Prosecutions for CIA Torture
Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
Isaac Heads West as Gulf Coast Recovery Effort Begins
Admin Allows "Preparatory Activities" for Shell Drilling in Arctic
IAEA: Iran Doubles Enrichment Machines at Underground Site
Iran Leader Renews Call for Nuclear-Free World
Morsi: Solidarity with Syrian Uprising an "Ethical Duty"
Ban Criticizes Iranian Gov’t for Israel Comments, Holocaust Denial
Panel Rejects Coup Claims in the Maldives
South Africa Charges Miners in Mass Killing
Canada Orders Deportation of U.S. War Resister
Bradley Manning Trial Set for February 2013

Backed by Record Campaign War Chest, Romney Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination in Tampa


Republican Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. We air an excerpt of Romney’s speech and get reaction from two guests: Craig Unger, author of the new book, "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power," and Arun Gupta, an independent journalist reporting from the convention. [includes rush transcript]
Top GOP Strategist Karl Rove Loses Cool Under Questioning from "Boss Rove" Author Craig Unger


Earlier this week at the Republican National Convention, author Craig Unger directly confronted the subject of his most recent book: Republican political strategist Karl Rove. The book, "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power," tracks Rove’s reinvention to become the most powerful political operative in America. Unger asked Rove about his role in the GOP primaries, prompting an angry reaction that saw Rove lash out at Unger’s book. [includes rush transcript]
Clint Eastwood Delivers Rambling RNC Speech Featuring "Invisible Obama" in Empty Chair


One unusual speech at the closing night of the Republican National Convention Thursday generated so much attention that it nearly threatened to overshadow Romney’s acceptance of the presidential nomination. The actor Clint Eastwood, known for his character Dirty Harry and his famous line, "Go ahead, make my day," gave a rambling, 11-minute address that appeared to be completely unscripted. During the speech, the 82-year-old actor addressed an empty chair next to him on the stage where he pretended President Obama was sitting. [includes rush transcript]


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Backed by Record Campaign War Chest, Romney Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination in Tampa


Republican Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. We air an excerpt of Romney’s speech and get reaction from two guests: Craig Unger, author of the new book, "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power," and Arun Gupta, an independent journalist reporting from the convention. [includes rush transcript]
Top GOP Strategist Karl Rove Loses Cool Under Questioning from "Boss Rove" Author Craig Unger


Earlier this week at the Republican National Convention, author Craig Unger directly confronted the subject of his most recent book: Republican political strategist Karl Rove. The book, "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power," tracks Rove’s reinvention to become the most powerful political operative in America. Unger asked Rove about his role in the GOP primaries, prompting an angry reaction that saw Rove lash out at Unger’s book. [includes rush transcript]
Clint Eastwood Delivers Rambling RNC Speech Featuring "Invisible Obama" in Empty Chair


One unusual speech at the closing night of the Republican National Convention Thursday generated so much attention that it nearly threatened to overshadow Romney’s acceptance of the presidential nomination. The actor Clint Eastwood, known for his character Dirty Harry and his famous line, "Go ahead, make my day," gave a rambling, 11-minute address that appeared to be completely unscripted. During the speech, the 82-year-old actor addressed an empty chair next to him on the stage where he pretended President Obama was sitting. [includes rush transcript]

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